Chroma Coda has introduced The Music Room, a collection of MIDI controllers that you can play in virtual reality and use to control your hardware and software instruments.
The application creates a virtual reality view of various types of MIDI controllers that you can play, generating MIDI information that can be used to control any virtual instrument or DAW.
Here’s the official video intro:
Here’s an overview of The Music Room from the 2016 Summer NAMM Show:
Talking about virtual reality can be a bit like dancing about architecture, so Chroma Coda has shared several hands-on video demos, embedded below, that showcase how it works:
- The Music Room is a MIDI controller and can control any DAW. The bundled sampler is VST plugin.
- The Music Room allows you to strum, slide, bend and drum naturally and expressively. Play drums, laser harp and our chord harp.
- With MPE, The Music Room can control pitch, volume (aftertouch), timbre, note on and off velocity and 3 more dimensions continuously per note.
- Play carefully scanned drums and cymbals from Pearl, Ludwig, Sabian, Zildjian, DW and Gretsch.
- Includes Bitwig 8-Track, which lets you loop and record instruments from VR, select presets and launch clips.
- It’s designed to be low latency and high performance.
Pricing and Availabilty
The Music Room is available now for US $129 for the HTC Vive. At launch The Music Room supports the HTC Vive running on Windows. They plan to support Mac & Linux as soon as HTC supports them. Support for the Oculus Rift with Touch and PlayStation VR are also planned.